November 10, 2014

My top 5 favorite lipsticks

I used to be an eyeshadow girl. Now I'm a total lipstick lover. Simple eyes, a strong cheek, and bold lips is what I'm all about. So here are the lipsticks that I'm loving at the moment, and a few are longtime loves.

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Essence Longwear Lipstick in Dare To Wear
This is a recent favorite of mine. Recent as in I've only been using it for only a week but over the course of the week I've fallen in love with it. It's worth far more than its $2.99 price tag. For a longwear lipstick, it's surprisingly lightweight and non-drying. And the color! Dare To Wear is a really nice slightly deep red. Perfection.

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ck One Pure Color Lipstick in Liplock
If you haven't tried the ck One lipsticks at Ulta, you need to. They run $16 and are just fabulous. They really are pure color and go on like a dream. They're heavier on the lips that the Essence lipsticks though, but that's not something that bothers me. Liplock is a gorgeous dark cool toned berry shade. It's a longtime favorite of mine. I've been using it since the line was released almost 2 years ago.

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MAC Lipstick in Dare You
MAC lipsticks are (or were) my addiction. I don't buy them as often as I used to, probably because I have everything that I like (and a lot that I don't like). Dare You is an Amplified Creme lipstick. The name perfectly describes the texture...very creamy. It's a nice deep autumn red so it's perfect for the cooler months.

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MAC Lipstick in Russian Red
Russian Red *sigh* It's been my go-to red for years now. YEARS. It was one of my first MAC lipsticks about 8 years ago and the one that I repurchase most. It's just the perfect, matte, true red.

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Too Faced Melted Lipstick in Melted Berry
Too Faced Melted Berry is another new favorite of mine. I've heard some mixed thoughts on the Melted lipsticks but I personally love them. They're a liquid lipstick and apply super smooth. My only complaint is the packaging...the felt tip applicator doesn't allow for precision at all. I always have to use a lip brush to get a nice crisp edge. Melted Berry is a really nice red-toned berry shade.

I LOVE Urban Decay 24/7 lipliners. I pair the red lipsticks with 69, and the berry lipsticks with Venom. Line and fill!
November 9, 2014

OOTD: Leopard and Denim

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I recently started rocking the top knot. I used to hate wearing my hair up but now I love it :) Another thing I'm loving: Mally Waterproof Volumizing Mascara! It does amazing things to my lashes. The non-waterproof formula is pretty awesome too but this one just holds a curl better. When I used to do makeup, Mally Volumizing Mascara was my go-to!

Leopard tank: Forever 21
Jeggings: Forever 21
Vest: Macy's
Shoes: Ross
November 8, 2014

Life Update: Gallbladder Grossness, Surgery, and Rambling

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The other day my dad asked me if I was going to be updating my blog with what's been going on with me. I'm not used to sharing life stuff on here so my initial response was a no. Then I got to thinking though...this isn't a beauty blog anymore. It's a lifestyle blog about my life and I suppose to truly embody that and make it what it is, I should be sharing my life with you all. Some of you might relate to it and who knows if maybe it'll be helpful to some of you, plus it's a way for you to get to know me and vice versa. So, why not?

Ah gallbladder was about 3 months ago (maybe 4) when I really started having attacks. When I think back it was even longer than that, but at the 3 or 4 month mark it got really bad. For those that don't know what the gallbladder does, it basically aids in your body's ability to process fat. It all started when I began to feeling like there was a huge, heavy lump in my upper right abdomen. When I laid on my stomach or sides (especially my left side) the pain was nearly unbearable.
November 7, 2014

Sweater Weather Tag

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I was tagged by the lovely Laura at Mochas and Muffins to do this Sweater Weather Tag, and since I love autumn and sweater weather, I just had to do it. It's a nice, fun into to my Fall Favorites post that'll be up soon.

So, here we go!

1. Favorite candle scent? I really love apple cinnamon scents, or just cinnamon. Oooo~ Cinnamon roll *sigh*

2. Coffee, tea, or hot chocolate? Hot chocolate...but really I love hot apple cider the most.

3. What’s the best fall memory you have? I really can't say that I have a specific fall memory that sticks out. Ummmm...yeah I don't know. If I think of something I'll come back :D

4. Which makeup trend do you prefer? Typically I really love a nice chocolate brown smokey eye with red or berry lips. It's the perfect fall look. Right now though, I've been wearing simple eyes (with loads of mascara) with strong cheeks and lips. My current product loves are Mally Waterproof Volumizing mascara (best mascara I've EVER used), MAC Sweet Sienna blush, Urban Decay 24/7 lipliner in 69, and MAC Dare You lipstick. There are quite a few other lipsticks I'm loving too post to come!

5. Best fragrance for fall? I stick with the same fragrance year round so it's more like my signature scent, so I'll go with that...Marc Jacobs Lola. However it's been discontinued :( So I'm on the hunt for a new signature scent.

6. Favorite Thanksgiving food? *gasp* I....I don't know! Ummm...mashed potatoes and gravy. And macaroni and cheeeeeeese. And my mom's cranberry sauce. And her stuffing. And everything.

7. What is autumn weather like where you live? In Tucson it goes from being blazing hot to warm, to cool, then hot, and freezing, and, and, and. It's really all over the place. Right now it's in the 70's during the day and to me that's pretty chilly (I've adapted). The nights are GORGEOUS though. Crisp and cold (cold to me)...about 50 degrees...maybe 40. In December the nights get a lot colder though. No rain. No snow. We do get some snow in January and February though!

8. Most worn sweater? I'm a sweater girl. I love them. Right now I guess my most worn one is my mustard colored one from Forever 21. It's my favorite color. I also have this huge cuddly cream colored sweater from the same place that I wear almost as much.

9. Must-have nail polish for fall? Deep red. For sure. Right now I really love OPI Sweet Cinnamon. It's like the color of a dark Red Hot candy if you can picture that. It's Limited Edition this season though so I'm going to need a backup.

10. Football games or jumping in leaf piles? Jumping in leaf piles! If I had a leaf pile to jump in. Ugh. Rude.

11. Skinny jeans or leggings? Both!

12. Combat boots or Uggs? Combat boots. Although I love slouchy boots more. Or a nice structured riding boot.

13. Is pumpkin spice worth the hype? No...I don't think so. Pumpkin spiced coffee anything is definitely not my thing either. Give me salted caramel. Thanks.

14. Favorite fall TV show? Um...all of them? Seriously, all the new shows come out in the fall and I can be a total couch potato. I love The Walking Dead, Hell on Wheels, Hawaii Five-0, How To Get Away With Murder, Stalker, Sleepy Hollow, and Constantine is pretty good too!

15. What song really gets you into the fall spirit? Fall gets me into the fall spirit all on it's own. No song required!

And that's that...if you want to do it, please do! Feel free to post the links to your tag below if you do it.